Get Social!Live and Virtual Networking Amani Channel & Selah Abrams
What is Social Networking?• so·cial [soh-shuhl] adjective seeking or enjoying the companionship of others; friendly; sociable; gregarious.• net·work·ing [net-wur-king] noun a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest.
Why Network?• Keep in touch with people• Re-connect• Make new connections • Professional • Casual
How Do We Connect?• Social Groups• Professional Organizations• Events• Conferences• ONLINE!
Building your Online Network• Blog• LinkedIn• Facebook• Twitter• YouTube• G+• Niche Communities
Blog/Website• The home of your brand/service• Updatable in chronological order• Provide regular updates• Link to others• RSS• Blogger/WordPress/Self-Host
LinkedIn• Network for professionals• Complete your proﬁle w. recommendations• Join groups• Engage in conversations• Answer questions• Share content
Facebook• Personal/Business• Pages• Applications• Status Updates• Share photos/video
Twitter• 140 charater conversations• Follow people of interest• Share content relevant to your brand• Talk to people• ReTweet
YouTube• #2 Search Engine• Post regularly• Title, and tag all videos• Encourage conversations• Keep videos short• Link to main website/blog
Google+• Google’s new network• Just went public• Create circles based on relationships• Comment and talk to people• Share links, pictures, videos• New and growing
Best Practices• Have goals and objectives• Develop a strategy• Listen (Google Alert)• Be patient• Be yourself• Share knowledge• It’s not about me. It’s about we.
Links• www.socialmediaexaminer.com• www.socialmediaexplorer.com• www.mashable.com• www.techcrunch.com• Books: Crush It: Gary Vaynerchuk• Social Media 101: Chris Brogan
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